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STATEN ISLAND, NY - FEB 12: A crew member of the container ship Atlantic Companion drops a ladder to accept a pilot from the tugboat Charles D. McAllister in the Kill Van Kull on February 12, 2014. Pilots licensed by the state and federal government to board vessels offshore and navigate them into port through New York Harbor must pass a 12-year training program.

STATEN ISLAND, NY - FEB 12: A crew member of the container ship Atlantic Companion drops a ladder to accept a pilot from the tugboat Charles D. McAllister in the Kill Van Kull on February 12, 2014. Pilots licensed by the state and federal government to board vessels offshore and navigate them into port through New York Harbor must pass a 12-year training program.